The Boryspil airport handled more than 11.623 million passengers during the first nine months of this year, when passenger traffic through the airport increased by 22% compared with the corresponding period of 2018.
The Boryspil international airport announced this in a statement, the CFTS portal the Ukrainian News agency reports.
The airport handled more than 8.856 million passengers on regular flights during the period of January-September 2019, which is 22% more than the number it handled in the corresponding period of 2018 (almost 7.3 million).
The airport also handled almost 2.766 million passengers on non-scheduled flights in the period of January-September 2019, which is 24% more than the number it handled in the corresponding period of 2018.
In September alone, the airport handled more than 1.649 million passengers, which is 28% more than the number of passengers it handled in September 2018 (almost 1.3 million passengers). Of these, more than 1.214 million (+26%) were on regular flights and 434,000 (+33%) on non-scheduled flights.
The number of transfer passengers handled by the airport reduced by 1.8% in the period of January-September 2019, compared with almost 2.578 million passengers in the corresponding period of last year. In September alone, the airport handled 287,000 transfer passengers or 15.3% fewer than the number in September last year.
As the CFTS portal reported earlier, Ukrainian airports handled 16.077 million passengers in the first eight months of 2019, which is 19.4% more than the number of passengers they handled in the corresponding period of last year.
As reported earlier, the Boryspil international airport plans to begin reconstruction of its second take-off zone, which will last 3-5 years and require USD 300 million in investments, in 2020.